Thursday, May 14, 2009

What's For Dinner?

Here is a simple recipe that eveyone will like and you will too! Everyone will like it because they get to choose what goes into their stromboli. You will like it because it's nutricious and easy to make! Cin-cin!

Broccoli, Tomato, and Mozzarella Stromboli
1 pound pizza dough, thawed if frozen (I bought fresh dough from Whole Foods, the best part was that you can choose multi-grain or regular. Go for the multi-grain, so healthy and delicious)
All-purpose flour, for work surface
1 package (1 pound) frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
2 garlic cloves, minced
Course salt and ground pepper
1 cup marinara sauce
1 1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella (6 ounces)
2 ounces thinly sliced Genoa salami, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil. Divide dough into 4 pieces. On a lightly floured work surface, stretch out each piece, first to a 3-by-4 inch oval, then to a 6-by-8-inch oval (let dough rest briefly if too elastic to work with).
  2. Place broccoli in a strainer, and press to remove excess liquid. Transfer to a double layer of paper towels, and pat dry.
  3. Dividing evenly, scatter broccoli over dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Sprinkle with garlic, and season with salt and pepper. Dividing evenly, top with mozzarella, salami, and 1/2 cup marinara.
  4. Starting at a shorter end, roll up each stromboli, and place, seam side down, on baking sheet. Using the tip of a paring knife, cut two slits in the top of each. Brush with oil. Bake until golden, 25 to 30 minutes. Serve stromboli with 1/2 cup marinara for dipping.
I stuck to the above recipe the first time, but J said he wanted to add olives next time and W wanted ham instead of the salami. But I would strongly recommend keeping the broccoli and marina sauce. Research has shown that this combination may have cancer fighting properties.

What combination will you come up with? Let me know!

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